Monday, December 27, 2010
Worst Case Scenario: What If The Internet Were To Shut Down?
These Mayans 2012 predictions couldn't have come a better time, if only the movie "2012" could have been released in 1984 neh? It would have made the "predictions" less believable, Internet and all.
The Internet shutting down?? I know, I know the likelihood of that happening are slim to none, just like how that crazy scientist proposed how the world is in actual fact not the center of the universe.
Just thought I should probe your mind a little, in the very sober holiday season state you are in.
How well insured are you against something of that magnitude happening though?
Can you use your online skills offline as well?
Maybe I just idolize the past but I believe that one needs to include diversification in the way one sees the Internet also.
So that just like the world ended in the year 2000 & the Mayans prediction comes true, we would have in our possession hard copies of the fun stuff we posted on the net.
I hate to say it, but come to think about it, if people buy into these predictions like they did the millennium craze, enough to influence other spineless crowd followers into fear, then I have no choice but to capitalize on this unfounded fear of death like I know other corporates will.
And knowing what the media is capable of - see Zeitgeist Movie - I am sure they will play their part in trying to make us run around like headless chickens while reaping the rewards of our staged vulnerability, as short term as it might be.
Who knows, maybe they will prolong this fear by leaking rumors of how one can't be really certain WHEN the world would end (remember the fun the media had in issuing the "war on terrorism"), holding us in the state of uncertainty while finding a way to vacuum clean our pockets.
If you teach a large enough crowd how to fear, then you will always have control over them.
The modern day version of mass dictatorship.
Online journals should have offline versions.
Notes on your "crack"berry must be written out for you to see whether the battery in on or off.
Something to re-awaken your senses, to make you feel human again, something you can touch, smell, taste, hear, and see.
Interacting with another human being instead of feeling repelled by them. Having a fear of crowds but no minding participating within a forum of a million or more people globally.
Relationships are key, heavens, you might even realize that they are the link to everything else. As in the state of your overall relationships are the result of the state of your finances and your health.
When chaos abounds within your life or/ and body remembering the fundamentals could save your life. That in how we are human BEINGS and not human DOINGS.
Close your eyes.
Take a deep breath in and feel yourself taking a slow, deliberate breath out.
And see things (life) from a different love (light, same thing).
Yours in eternal peace, and ever-flowing joy,
PS. Yes, with all things said "2012" is quiet entertaining, if Sci-Fi and thriller and killer graphics are your thing.
I absolutely love the ending though when the world...nah, what a spoiler that would be. Grab a copy retailing at Amazon.com for $14.99 at the time of this posting, if you don't have one already or the DVD rentals are out of stock, to know what I meant about the awesome, awesome ending.